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REPORT: Hundreds Have Been Murdered in Honduras by Police

REPORT: Hundreds Have Been Murdered in Honduras by Police

The chancellor of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, or Unah, reported Monday that at least 149 people have been murdered by members of the National Police over the past 23 months. continue reading »

Authorities Seize 15 Tons of Drugs in Honduras

Authorities Seize 15 Tons of Drugs in Honduras

Honduran authorities seized 15 tons of illegal drugs they discovered buried beneath a clandestine laboratory in the northern province of Yora, prosecutors said Thursday. continue reading »

Costa Rican Authorities Seize More a Kilo of Cocaine

Costa Rican Authorities Seize More a Kilo of Cocaine

Costa Rican authorities announced Thursday the seizure of 1,068 kilos (2,352 pounds) of cocaine aboard a fishing boat off the country's Pacific coast. The Costa Rican-flagged vessel was intercepted Wednesday b continue reading »

Honduran Cop Guns Down 5 of His Fellow Police Officers Inside Station

Honduran Cop Guns Down 5 of His Fellow Police Officers Inside Station

Five Honduran police were killed Monday when one of their colleagues opened fire inside a precinct house in the Caribbean port city of La Ceiba, authorities said. continue reading »

Honduran Attorney and 10-Year-Old Son Shot to Death in Capital

Honduran Attorney and 10-Year-Old Son Shot to Death in Capital

A Honduran attorney and his 10-year-old son were murdered by gunmen in Tegucigalpa, police said. continue reading »

Aspiring Honduran Journalist Murdered For His Laptop

Aspiring Honduran Journalist Murdered For His Laptop

An aspiring journalist was killed in Tegucigalpa Thursday when he resisted assailants who wanted to take his laptop computer, Honduran police said. continue reading »

At Least 5 Killed in Honduran Nightclub over Drug Dispute

At Least 5 Killed in Honduran Nightclub over Drug Dispute

At least five people were gunned down Sunday in a fight over drugs at a nightclub in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, police said. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Down to Six

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Down to Six

World Cup qualifying for teams from North American, Central America and the Caribbean started with 35 countries. Now there are only six teams battling for 3.5 berths to earn a spot in Brazil in 2014. continue reading »

Indigenous, Afro-Hondurans Receive $4.4M Aid To Cope with Climate Change

Indigenous, Afro-Hondurans Receive $4.4M Aid To Cope with Climate Change

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $4.4 million grant to boost indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples’ ability to adapt to and mitigate climate change and to reduce their vulnerability to extreme weather events. continue reading »

Honduran Teachers Surround Education Ministry in Protest

Honduran Teachers Surround Education Ministry in Protest

A group of teachers surrounded the Honduran education ministry on Thursday in response to a government threat to punish them if they mount protests in schools. continue reading »

HONDURAS: 91% of Those Over 60 Are Without Income

HONDURAS: 91% of Those Over 60 Are Without Income

Ninety-one percent of Honduras' 700,000 residents over the age of 60 have no income, the National Association of Elderly Adults, or ANAM, said Monday. continue reading »

Honduran Attorney Shot 11 Times, 2nd Murder of Attorney in Less Than a Week

Honduran Attorney Shot 11 Times, 2nd Murder of Attorney in Less Than a Week

A prosecutor assigned to the human rights unit was gunned down Monday in the southern Honduran province of Choluteca, an official spokesman said. continue reading »

Lawyer Representing Peasant Land Rights Cases Murdered in Honduras

Lawyer Representing Peasant Land Rights Cases Murdered in Honduras

Honduran attorney Antonio Trejo, who represented peasants who have attempted to reclaim land in the Caribbean province of Colon, was murdered by unknown killers in Tegucigalpa, a human rights group announced Sunday. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »